10th to 12th November 2017
See the light - register and pay in MAY, and be in to win $200 of travel!
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Gisborne accommodation options
There are bookings available at the Emerald Hotel by phoning them direct and telling them you are attending the Toastmasters Convention. We have negotiated room rates down and they are: Studio $149.00, Poolside view $159.00 and River view Suite $169.00. Those who have already booked, will have their rates adjusted to these new rates. 06 868 8055
Alternatively we recommend the Portside Hotel/Apartments, a 5 minute stroll from the venue and there is a 10% discount if you book online using this promo code: toast
There are numerous motels around Gisborne if you prefer.
There is a YHA just a 5 minute walk from the venue, 06 867 3269.
We recommend the Top Ten Holiday Waikanae Camping Complex with campervan sites and only a few units are available but there is plenty of Campervan sites, approx 1.5km to the venue and is located right on Waikanae Beach front. There is a 10% discount if you mention that you attending the Toastmasters Conference. 06 867 5634
Travel: We are still in negotiation with Air New Zealand and we will let you know the outcome very soon.
A great way to come to Gisborne is by campervan and stay a little longer maybe.
Get a van full and have some fun on the way.
Helen Hunt - Convention convener
May 2017 - Turning Tides Convention, Wellington
Congratulations to our winners
Winner, International Speech Contest - Joseph Fa'afiu
- Second, International Speech Contest - Marc Ramos
- Third, International Speech Contest - Amy Edwards
Winner, Speech Evaluation Contest - Jeremy Clarke
- Second, Speech Evaluation Contest - Jilnaught Wong
- Third, Speech Evaluation Contest - Grant McNeill
Photos from the May Convention have been arranged in photo galleries in PDF format.
If you require any photo, please email email@example.com stating the gallery, your name and the page number/s of the photos.
GALLERY 1 - PLACES AND PEOPLE
GALLERY 2 - BANNER PARADE
GALLERY 3 - CONTESTS
GALLERY 4 - PIN CEREMONY
GALLERY 5 - DINE AND DANCE
GALLERY 6 - DTM PRESENTATIONS
GALLERY 7 - EDUCATIONALS
GALLERY 8 - AWARDS AND CLOSING
November 2016 Convention, Invercargill
Humorous Speech Contest
Humorous Speech Winner - Mark Maney, Division D, with District Director David Templeman DTM (left) and Peter Crofskey DTM (right)
Table Topics Contest
Table Topics Winner - Peter Harrington, Division D, with Norbert Lee DTM (left) and Program Quality Director Sarah Bate DTM (right)
Gallery 1 - Convention Pix
Gallery 2 - Awards and Contests
Gallery 3 - Banner Parade
Gallery 4 - Dine and Dance
Photos from the November Convention have been arranged in photo galleries in PDF format.